Bible Covers

Leather Bible Covers are available on brand new or old family Bibles. If your well used Bible is falling apart, have a new cover built for it, stretched in durable leather with copper embellishment, or any Custom Design of your choice.

I use Genuine Leather Hides on all Bibles. I do not use ‘Bonded Leather’ which is an inferior product used on most mass-produced Bibles, composed of tiny leather particles just pressed together, ensuring eventual tearing. I use solid leather, archival glue, plus two layers of 55 lb. tensile strength fabric to reinforce the spine & hinges.

Celtic Cross

A Bible with an approximate size of 5” x 7” can be recovered in leather and embellished with a copper Celtic Cross design for $275.

 
  •   I completely remove the old cover from your Bible and construct a brand new hard cover.
  •  Decorative Binding Cords are applied to the spine.
  •  Archival, permanently flexible bookbinding glue reinforces the spine to ensure that it will not crack over time with continued bending (as poor quality or old books often do).
  •  Two layers of 55 pound tensile strength fabric reinforce the cover hinges, both under the leather and under the endsheets to ensure optimum durability.
  •  A Cross is hand cut from copper or brushed aluminum. Optional patina is applied to copper crosses. The Cross is then wired directly through the cover for firm attachment.
  •  Built-in bookmark options: One single leather bookmark, or several attached ribbons.
  •  Your Bible will be completed with handmade papers for coversheets.
  •  Handstitched Headbands are optional. These leather cords are stitched directly onto the spine ends, wrapped with colorful threads. They add extra durability to the spine, protect the edges, and accent the coversheet colors. Add $30 for this option. View Steps 15-18 on the Binding Process page for more information and photos about headbands.
  •  Some page restoration or rebinding is possible. Price to be determined upon examination of the Bible.
  •  I am happy to order a brand new sewn Bible for you, on which I will create a custom leather cover. Or you may send your own new or used Bible. A used Bible will usually include an approximate $35 refurbishment fee for removal of old glue to prepare the Bible for a new archival cover.
  •  Signature sewn Bibles are most suitable for recovering (where pages are folded in half and sewn together). Bibles composed of single pages just glued together (unsewn) have weak structural integrity. However, if you are attached to your unsewn Bible, I offer a Japanese binding technique to reinforce the internal structure. The stitching will add the binding strength needed to appropriately accommodate a new cover. This option is $50.

Standard Copper Cross Bible

The Standard Cross design is $250 on a 5" x 7" Bible Cover.


Custom Leather Bible Covers are also available. Examples seen below.

Additional images of Custom Bible Covers are posted on the last pages of 'Custom Designs'.

Custom Celtic Cross
$395

“I want to take this earliest opportunity to express my absolute delight with your restoration and binding of the King James Version of the family Bible. Your work combines a most commendable bookmanlike respect for restoration of traditional (and religious) binding, while your artistry is expressed with an understated, quiet finesse and restraint. This is a truly rare talent. The embroidered headbands are the finest I’ve ever seen, and this includes the hand bookbinding in the U.K. and Ireland, among my collection.”

- Frederick Cross - Overland Park, KS

Custom Celtic Cross on Large Bible
$650

 

Custom Methodist Cross Leather Bible
$275

 

Custom Sunflower Bible
$390

If you do not already have a Bible to send, I am happy to order a new one for you. Below are a few options, or inquire about other versions. (These are price estimates according to current Bible manufacturer quotes.) Add $9.75 for shipping.
  •  NIV Study Bible, gold or silver gild pgs, thumb indexed, 6.25 x 9 x 1.75 inches, 9pt font - $49.99
  •  NIV Compact Study Bible, gold gild pages, 5.75 x 7.5 x 2 inches, 6.5pt font - $39.99
  •  NIV Life Application Bible, gold or silver gild pages, 6 x 9 x 1 1/2 inches, 8pt font - $59.99
  •  NIV Reference Bible, gold gild pages, 5 x 7 inches, 12pt font - $34.99
  •  NKJ Bible, gold gild pgs, thumb indexed, 7.5 x 10 x 2 inches, 9pt font - $59.99
  •  NRSV Bible with Apocrypha, gold gild pages, 5.5 x 8 inches, 9pt font - $74.99
  •  NRSV Bible, gold gild pages, 5.5 x 8 inches, 9pt font - $69.99
  • Custom Leather Bible with Initials
    $295

     

    Custom Copper Vine Bible
    $435

    “The Bible you recovered made a wonderful gift, has stood the test of time, and has worn very well.”
    -Butch Buller Arvada, CO

    Custom Pink Leather Bible with Copper Cross
    $265

     

    Celtic Cross Custom Bible with Name
    $475

     

    Custom Leather Military Bible with Crest
    $350

     

    Custom Palm Tree Bible
    $395

    “I just wanted to thank you as my wife absolutely LOVED her bible! She was so thrilled to have all her notes in basically a brand new BEAUTIFUL bible. It was one of the best gifts I have ever given her! .”
    -Scott B. Mount Pleasant, SC

    Chinese Cherry Blossom Custom Bible
    $530

     

    Garden Gate Mini Bible
    $390

     

    Bible with Hinged Door
    $695

     

    Native American Bible
    $275

     

    Custom Copper Celtic Cross Bible with Florettes
    $395

     

    Custom Cross Bible
    $270

     

    Standard Cross Custom Bible with Name
    $420

     

    Soft Covered Large Bible
    $395

       

    Plain Flexible Cover Bible
    $200

    "Thank you for the make-over you performed on my Bible. I don't miss the duct tape, and the loose pages are now intact. It is durable and has a great feel. I love my restored Bible!"
    - Tim E. - Plymouth, MN

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